when friday rolled around last week, it had been an intense couple of days.
[thanks again for all of your sweet words of support, by the way]
i had been leaning on my Jesus for lots of love and lots of strength, and i was ready to put His promise that's gotten me through so much in these past few years in a place that i wouldn't soon forget it.
plus it just so happened to be the payday when i would have more than $20 to my name after paying all of my bills.

so, i got my tattoo!

it's french for "unfailing love".
Psalm 130:7 says "O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with Him is unfailing love".
as much as i know my parents love me, and ben loves me, and i am loved and supported by so many people, there's only one person that i know will always love me, no matter what.
people screw up. feelings change. friendships come and go.
but God's love, alone, is infallible.

so i wanted that reminder to always be there when i looked down at my arm.

and the french is because that's always been my language.
as much as i love the English language, i've felt at home with the French words that cross my tongue.
it's a reminder of my summer abroad, and also that the world is bigger than it seems.
there's more to life than my immediate problems, in this immediate area.
plus, it's pretty :)

so, there it is.
my new tattoo.
my new love.


Valerie Griffin said...

i love it!

Andrea Dickherber said...

What a beautiful saying.
And I LOVE that font! May I ask what it is? (if you know)
I've wanted a tattoo for years but still haven't gotten it because I haven't found the right font yet and this might just be it!

Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

Oh wow, I honestly and truly love it. And a great reminder of "how" to love others.

Very excited to be your newest blog follower!

Katya said...

Love the French! It's beautiful! Did it hurt? :)

Kyla Makay said...

Swoon. Absolutely beautiful.

SilhouetteParisienne said...

Ohh i love your tatoo, i'm french so i love it!

A "cheery" disposition said...

beautiful reminder to look at everyday. I love that. "Unfailing love" Simple and to the point.

Emily [Bulldogs and Babies] said...

Well Hello Fellow Rochester Creeper. Ha, kidding. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'm not technically in the city, but it's nice to find a local. Glad to follow along.

The Millers said...

Love it!!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

love this!